After a wildly successful Broadway run and sold out engagements in Washington DC, Los Angeles and Chicago, the Tony® nominated Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist, What the Constitution Means to Me, by famed writer Heidi Schreck, arrives at the AT&T Performing Arts Center for a strictly limited engagement.
Playwright Heidi Schreck’s boundary-breaking play breathes new life into our Constitution and imagines how it will shape the next generation of Americans. The tour stars Cassie Beck (“I Know What You Did Last Summer” (Amazon Prime), The Humans on Broadway) as ‘Heidi’ and also features original Broadway cast member Mike Iveson joined by high school debaters Jocelyn Shek and Emilyn Toffler.
Fifteen-year-old Heidi earned her college tuition by winning Constitutional debate competitions across the United States. In this hilarious, hopeful, and achingly human new play, she resurrects her teenage self in order to trace the profound relationship between four generations of women and the founding document that shaped their lives.
Schreck’s timely and galvanizing play, directed by Oliver Butler, became a sensation on Broadway where it received two Tony Award® nominations among countless other accolades, before being captured live for Amazon Prime Video. Get your tickets today to see the play The New York Times hailed as “not just the best play on Broadway, but also the most important.”
Praise for WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME:
“Let me preface this review with a strong plea to every man, woman and mature teenager in the Los Angeles area to see this play… At a time when the Constitution is being assailed by those who have sworn an oath to defend it, this buoyant and often-stirring civics lesson is the theatrical curriculum Americans desperately need now.” – CHARLES MCNULTY, LOS ANGELES TIMES
“A brilliantly crafted show, harrowing and funny and humane, that accesses the political through the deeply personal.” – SARA HOLDREN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
“It’s more than an unmitigated success. It’s a sensation.” – CASEY MINK, BACKSTAGE
“Politically urgent and cathartically necessary.” – CHARLES MCNULTY, LOS ANGELES TIMES
“Few new works are as instantly, trenchantly timely as this. Unique, funny, stimulating and exquisitely heartfelt.” – DAVID ROONEY, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Masks are requested, regardless of vaccination status.
Runtime: 105 minutes with no intermission
Age Recommendation: 12+